Associated Press - July 30, 2009 5:14 AM ET
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Somehow, Ryan Ludwick of the St. Louis Cardinals is not impressed he's batting .583 with the bases loaded.
After his two-run single keyed a six-run sixth inning against the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley in a 10-0 rout on Tuesday night, Ludwick reasoned he was just doing his job. Again.
The Cardinals' fifth-place hitter, who moved down the order a spot after the Matt Holliday trade, was 7 for 12 with 17 RBIs with the bases loaded.
Ludwick also was batting .352 overall with runners in scoring position, totaling 57 of his 65 RBIs. He contends he doesn't concentrate more intently with runners on base, reasoning he must be ready to produce regardless of the situation.